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Record numbers with over 300 Participants showed up at 7th annual Cowichan Crusher Gravel Fondo in Lake Cowichan, BC, which features some of the most scenic gravel riding in all of Western Canada

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There was 3 event distances the 25Km Beginner Fondo the Medio 55km and 100KM Full Fondo, and record fields showed up. They were greeted with better than expected weather as the rain and showers held off until much later in the day!

Conditions were ideal and most of the gravel roads were in good shape. This made the competition in each event very close and fast times were abound.

Kai Vander Veen placed seventh overall in the nearly 100km full-fondo at the Cowichan Crusher in Lake Cowichan this past weekend. Vander Veen’s time was 3:12:3 and was the top time of the day for Cowichan region riders.

“This was my third time doing the Crusher,” Vander Veen noted. “The course was fantastic, the roads were in excellent condition. The mixture of climbs and then descents made for a great race. The weather was great, a bit of rain but overall mostly cloudy, which was nice.”

The Triple Crown of Gravel are thrilled to announce the top 3 finishers for each distance below.

Full Fondo 98KM

Male Full Fondo Top 3

1st Fabian Merino 3:05:56
2nd John Vanderveen 3:08:09
3rd Graeme Hill 3:08:10

Female Full Fondo Top 3

1st Sophia Ebelt 3:57:13
2nd Tenille Hoogland 4:07:10
3rd Lindsay Woykin 4:08:15

Medio Fondo 56KM

Male Medio Top 3

1st Tomas Minka 2:02:30
2nd Glenn Barr 2:02:35
3rd Lance Richardson 2:02:36

Female Medio Top 3

1st Christine Neal 2:09:27
2nd Wendy Cocksedge 2:11:27
3rd Tracy Poulin 2:17:21

Piccolo Beginner Fondo 25KM

Male Piccolo Top 3

1st Matt Ribiero 0:54:51
2nd Paul Lore 0:55:33
3rd Mark Zacharias 0:55:44

Female Piccolo Top 3

1st Fiona Macpherson 0:55:48
2nd Zoe Pullan 0:55:51
3rd Jolene Turney 0:55:56

To view the complete results, please visit: www.startlinetiming.com

Record 300 Participants ride the 7th annual Cowichan Crusher Gravel Fondo

Next Up: Kettle Mettle Dirty Fondo

The second part of the Triple Crown of Gravel is the 9th edition of the original Gravel Fondo in Western Canada, the Kettle Mettle showcases the Kettle Valley Trail and the amazing scenery of the Okanagan while also providing a safe and challenging ride on Sept 13-14th, 2024.

You can choose between the recent addition 2 Day event and the 1 Day Kettle Mettle Klassic Gravel Fondo. The 1 Day Kettle Mettle Klassic Gravel Fondo has three distances for all abilities; 50km, Medio, 100km Full Fondo and tougher 138+ km Full Fondo Plus which features additional sections of gravel.

The main start is beside Lake Okanagan, Penticton and finishes in East Kelowna. On route, there be several aid stations as well as support for riders with flats and mechanical issues and of course first aid. After the event participants will get a great post food and cold beverage and entertainment

After the ride, participants can enjoy warm food and a cold beverage. Registration includes; a Souvenir T shirt, support on course (mechanicals / flats), several aid stations on course, results with a time and draw prizes, plus overall top 3 prizes in each event. As well warm food and beverage as well.

Prize categories include men and women, individual, teams of 2 and teams of 4 participants.

For more information, please visit; kettlemettle.ca or click the link below to register now.

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2024 Triple Crown of Gravel Series

Event

Location

Date

Website

Registration

Coupon Code

Cowichan Crusher

Lake Cowichan

May 7

cowichancrusher.com

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Kettle Mettle

Kelowna

Sept 13-14

kettlemettle.ca

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Squamish

Oct 5

sea2skyfondo.com

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